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ARIS Principal Consultant

Reston
US

Software AG is seeking a qualified candidate for our Americas Professional Services ARIS practice. The position necessitates technical solution leadership role in customer projects and team leadership role in ARIS practice. A successful candidate will be able to present potential Professional Services customers with a vision (roadmap) for their Business Process Transformation journey and implementing that roadmap for the ARIS solution. Further a successful candidate will help customers in establishing a strong ARIS foundation, implementing successful solutions, coaching customers on solution best practices, and driving long-term adoption of ARIS. The position also necessitates interacting with all levels of Software AG as well as customer organization including executive stakeholders (C-level), domain stakeholders (business/system analysts) and technical personnel.

 

Working in close collaboration with Professional Services Project Manager, License Sales, ARIS Product Management, ARIS R&D and Professional Services Sales, an ARIS Solution Architect will: 

    • Architect and Technically Lead ARIS solutions across following ARIS core capabilities and across various Software AG Professional Services ARIS offerings in these areas:
        • Business Design & Strategy
        • Rollout & Change Management
        • Process Mining & Analysis
        • Risk & Compliance Management
        • Enterprise Architecture Management
        • Business Automation
    • Lead and deliver ARIS Strategy Workshops
    • Perform ARIS Maturity assessments
    • Lead and deliver Methods & Conventions Workshops
    • Evaluate customers' processes and develop methodologies
    • Lead ARIS solution design and architecture on ARIS projects
    • Support Professional Services Sales in scoping services for delivery of ARIS Solutions
    • Support Presales in Professional Services review of customer use case definition across ARIS core capabilities
    • Support Presales in Professional Services review of ARIS deployment architectures (OnPrem and Cloud)
    • Support customers with ARIS solution capacity planning – OnPrem/Cloud
    • Support customers with ARIS solution performance testing – OnPrem/Cloud
    • Gather and analyze technical and functional requirements
    • Design and Architect ARIS solutions to meet customer requirements
    • Be hands-on and take on technical tasks for building frameworks and or reusable solutions for customer implementations
    • Support customers in the organizational and process-related implementation of the ARIS solution
    • Support Project Manager with defining and planning required tasks for ARIS Solution delivery
    • Collaborate with Software AG R&D, Product management and Business Transformation Business Unit teams on ARIS features and capabilities
    • Be a Technical Team Lead in Professional Services ARIS Practice in guiding, enabling, mentoring and knowledge sharing with ARIS practice team members

The ARIS Principal Consultant may work remotely and/or onsite at the customer location, depending upon specific customer, customer project and project phase.  S/he may be required to travel up to 75% of the time. Fluency in English is a requirement.

    • Advanced-Expert Proficiency in all the following ARIS capabilities, unless otherwise noted as a plus
        • ARIS Functional Consulting
        • ARIS Methods and Conventions
        • ARIS COE Set-up
        • ARIS Process Governance
        • ARIS Enterprise Architecture
        • ARIS Aware
        • ARIS Connect
        • ARIS API
        • ARIS Simulation
        • ARIS Scripting
        • ARIS Reports
        • ARIS Process Mining
        • ARIS ARCM
        • ARIS for SAP (a Plus)
        • Installation, Configuration, Administration and Upgrade of above ARIS capabilities
    • Proficiency in SQL language
    • Proficiency in XML and HTML language and structure
    • Expertise in object-oriented programming language (ideally Java / JavaScript) and familiarity with the object-oriented analysis and the object-oriented design of software solutions as well as with software development methods
    • Expertise in Operating Systems – Windows and Unix
    • Business Analysis Certification (a Plus)
    • Experience with Cloud platforms (a Plus)
    • Expertise with the Authentication Protocols such as LDAP, SSO (Kerberos, SAML2), SSL collected
    • Knowledge of SOAP and RESTful WebServices, Data Integration Capabilities
    • Proven track record managing implementation of enterprise software. This includes managing customer expectations and delivering to a high level of customer satisfaction.
    • Knowledge of general system analysis and design processes
    • Knowledge of TOGAF and ITIL a plus
    • Proficiency with schemas / meta-models and relational database databases (Oracle or MSSQL-Server preferred)
    • Experience developing governance models

Skills (SOFTskills)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to effectively convey roadmap, concepts, best practices, and solution-features-benefits of the proposed ARIS solution to C-Level client executives and stakeholders as well as deep-dive into technical/architecture aspects with client IT members.
  • Presentation, organizational and planning skills. Ability to deliver a presentation targeted to client’s specific pain points. 
  • Experienced working simultaneously with a variety of stakeholders (internal and external) as well as third-party client subcontractors, as appropriate.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to formulate abstract solutions in a constructive manner.
  • Proactive work ethic and self-motivation. Self-supportive and capable of target-oriented and structured work outputs.
  • Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Team-oriented approach to project work and problem solving – willingness to work closely with others and to mentor junior colleagues.
  • Highly customer and service oriented.
  • Experience leading teams in an Agile environment.

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS in Managing Information Systems Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering;  Masters or PhD and/or alternative business focus (ie. Finance) a plus.
  • Eight-to-Twelve years work experience with Business Process Transformation
  • Experience working with customers in banking and securities, energy, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, retail, utilities, or other vertical markets.

Culture
We have an open-minded culture and many exciting projects where you have the freedom to “be your best you”. You’ll have opportunities for international collaboration on top of a comprehensive training and development program that encourages professional growth. We are in an innovative market and offer future-proof products. Most importantly, an overall a pleasant team-oriented working atmosphere.


This is a fast-paced environment - we are looking for smart, high energy candidates who are driven to make a big impact and who want to work alongside a growing team. We collaborate often so you must be team player! The perfect candidate will thrive on the prospect of taking on new challenges and helping Software AG increase its leadership in the digital transformation marketplace!

 
What to Expect

  • The employees are smart, friendly and welcoming
  • Health Insurance starts your first day on the job
  • 6 weeks of PTO – 3 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick leave
  • 14 paid holidays (including a floating holiday and a community service day)
  • 401(k) Plan with up to 5% employer match
  • Parental Leave
  • Corporate discount purchase programs
  • Group legal plans
  • Pet Insurance
  • And MANY more

It is the policy of the Company that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications, and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of an applicant’s or Employee’s age, race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, protected veteran status and other protected classifications. In addition, it is Company policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind, including that which is sexual, age-related, or ethnic. This policy governs all aspects of employment, promotion, assignment, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Software AG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, religion, color, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.It is the policy of the Company that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications, and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of an applicant’s or Employee’s age, race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, protected veteran status and other protected classifications. In addition, it is Company policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind, including that which is sexual, age-related, or ethnic. This policy governs all aspects of employment, promotion, assignment, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment.

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